Automated/Driverless Vehicles

U.S. to Let Automakers Self-Police Self-Driving Car Development

The U.S. Transportation Department unveiled a new policy that permits companies developing autonomous vehicles to self-police the technology’s safety, a move that drew plaudits from automakers but criticism from safety advocates. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the policy incorporates concerns raised by companies and others about initial guidance released by …

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Consumer Advocates Sue NHTSA for Ignoring Automatic Emergency Braking Petition

For Immediate Release: Nov. 30, 2016 Contact: Harvey Rosenfield, harvey@consumerwatchdog.org, (310) 392-0072 Adina Rosenbaum, arosenbaum@citizen.org, (202) 588-7720 David Rosen, drosen@citizen.org, (202) 588-7742 Consumer Advocates Sue NHTSA for Ignoring Automatic Emergency Braking Petition Agency Response to Request for Rules Requiring New Technologies Is Six Months Overdue WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three of …

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Driverless cars, ethics and public safety

October 25, 2016 by Michael R. Lemov On Sept. 20, the Department of Transportation, by law our primary national traffic safety enforcement agency, issued its long awaited “guidelines” for the development and sale of driverless cars. The Department attempted, Solomon-like, to balance its guidance between ensuring public safety and promoting …

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Markey, Blumenthal on New Transportation Dept. Auto Cybersecurity Guidance: It’s A Take-Home Exam for Failing Students

Monday, October 24, 2016 Senators have introduced legislation to protect drivers from auto security, privacy risks Washington (October 24, 2016) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement today after the Department of Transportation unveiled proposed …

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U.S. DOT issues Federal Policy for safe testing and deployment of automated vehicles 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Contact: DOT Press Office, 202-366-4570, pressoffice@dot.gov Four-Part Policy Lays the Foundation for the Next Revolution in Roadway Safety WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation is issuing Federal policy for automated vehicles, laying a path for the safe testing and deployment of new auto technologies that …

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